Our Bet Hebrew class has been studying the Shema prayer and what the difference is between hearing and listening. Start a conversation with your child and see what they think! Ask them to take a deep breath and see how long they can draw out the word Shema.
Learning the prayer for the consecration service led us to interest in our Hebrew names and what they mean. We talked about what an ancestor is, who they were named after, where that person came from and how they got to America. This could lead to some great family conversation between the generations of your family. If you come across an old photo of an ancestor and can photocopy it, have your child bring it to school. A phone call to a grandparent also can lead to some very enlightening chatter. Jot down some of the info if you can, to share next Tues. THANKS! Morah Miriam
We are learning so much! The children took turns reading The Cat in the Hat in Hebrew and English. We reviewed all letters and vowels and are onto words and prayers. Tonight each child created his or her own blessing, beginning with the word ברוך (blessed). We are also playing a lot of games!
In our first class, we introduced ourselves and eachother in Hebrew – using our Hebrew names!
What’s your Hebrew name? How did YOUR parents name YOU?
We’re actively collecting tzedakah…and are discussing the recipients for our funds. Under consideration are JNF and a children’s support school/home in Israel…and we’re still open to suggestions.
We’ve been doing intensive review with the AlefBet and vowels, even incorporating some creative work…a masterpiece is ‘in the process’!
…And Chevruta Aleph are the reigning champions in Concentration (tho – to be fair – they actually started before the other chevrutot)!
“Ma shem?” “Shme Lauren”
The students in our class were challenged to ask each other their names in Hebrew and then listen to their classmate’s response. We continued to discuss “Ani rotzeh/rotzah l’mode” this year. Our class is interested in g’matria, script, history, vocabulary, animals, and more. We will share more next week, until then, l’hitraot!
PS We played a game with one of the daled classes – “ani lashevet ba kisah v l’daber shem shel …… ” Ask your student for details of this game!!
Our joint wishes for the New Year! We are all connected as is illustrated in the crossword style layout for our New Year Wishes! Be sure to come into the building and read what our students are wishing for!
Shana Tova and G’mar Hatima Tova